he annual National Assoc. of Minority Contractors Awards Dinner will include an evening of jazz, fine dining and silent auction. Proceeds go to providing resources and education for minority contractors. LAX Marriott, 5585 Century Blvd., L.A. 6-9 p.m. (310) 945-6506.
NBHAAD. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Coalition will hold a meeting to organize the campaign for 2009. Bring ideas for reaching all levels of the community. AADAP, 520 N. LaBrea Ave., Inglewood. 2 p.m. (323) 252-8207 or (323) 965-1564.
Allensworth. Allensworth Centennial Celebration, a town founded and governed by African Americans. Col. Allensworth State Historic Park, Allensworth, Tulare Cnty, Calif.
Town Hall. Urban Policy Roundtable. LAPD Chief William Bratton is the speaker on, “The LAPD–How Has It Changed and What Still Needs to be Changed.” Lucy Florence Coffeehouse, 3351 W. 43rd St., Leimert Park, L.A. 10 a.m. (323) 293-1356.
Class Reunion. Centennial High School Class of ‘68 will celebrate its 40th Reunion. LAX Marriott Hotel, 5855 W. Century Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. $68–person. email@example.com.
Divas. Annual, “Divas Simply Singing,” presented by Sheryl Lee Ralph to raise money and awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS, this year will feature Grammy Winners Patti LaBelle, Patti Austin, Angie Stone, and many others. Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. (310) 266-9704 or DivasSimplySinging.com
College Admissions. “Making the Multicultural Match,” a multicultural college admissions fair for high school juniors and seniors of African American, Asian, Native American, and Latino heritage. Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo. 2-5 p.m. FREE. (310) 643-7377.
AIDS Cut-A-Thon. Studio DNA will lend its army of stylists to benefit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles with a 12 hr. event featuring blow-drys, haircuts, styling, entertainment (with Vonda Shepard), and refreshments. Studio DNA, 7218 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m. (213) 201-1348/1521.
Sales Panel Discussion. Be the CEO of your own career, discover cutting edge startegies and learn how to take a proactive role in your career development; hosted by the National Sales Network. Los Angeles Coliseum Swimming Facility, 3980 S. Menlo St., L.A. 6-9 p.m. Tickets: (310) 281-1781 or nsnla.org.
Worker’s Rights Workshop. “Stop Bullying & Harassment.” Baldwin Hills Branch Library, 2906 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. 6:30 p.m. (323) 733-1196.
October 17 & 18
Theatre. “Electricidad,” set in East Los Angeles, Sophocles’ 2,500 year old Greek tragedy “Electra,” is transformed into a vibrant, vital modern day production. University Theatre, Calif. State Univ., Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12, $10 stud. & seniors. (310) 243-3588.
Music from Peru. INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble free family concert featuring music from Peru. Baldwin Hills Branch Library, 2906 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. 2 p.m. (323) 733-1196.
Musical. “Born To Reign,” is a contemporary gospel musical depicting the biblical story of King David. Univ. Southern Calif., Bovard Aud., 3551 Trousdale Prkwy. (near McClintock Ave. & Jefferson Blvd.) 5 p.m. Tickets: $20. (310) 951-7737.
Jazz Concert. International recording artist Phyllis Battle & friends Vanessa Burch, Kenny Elliott, and Trevor Ware in concert. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., L.A. 4 p.m. Tickets: $15. (310) 745-0200.
Empowerment Congress. The West Area Neighborhood Development Council will discuss various community issues. Community Health Councils, 3731 Stocker St., 2nd fl. L.A. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (323) 330-0384, ext.23.
Theatre. “Electricidad,” set in East Los Angeles, Sophocles’ 2,500 year old Greek tragedy “Electra,” is transformed into a vibrant, vital modern day production. University Theatre, Calif. State Univ., Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. 8 p.m. (Sun. 2 p.m.) Tickets: $12, $10 stud. & seniors. (310) 243-3588.
Fundraiser. “Great Beginnings for Black Babies Gala,” a black tie optional dance fundraiser for non-profit programs for healthy mothers. LAX Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m.-Midnt. $65. (323) 789-7955.
Pillow Theatre. David Gonzalez presents Aesop Bops as part of the Music Center’s “Performances of the Free,” family friendly pillow theatre, a series designed specifically for families with children 3-6 yrs. Chandler Pavilion Grand Hall, 135 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE (Parking $8). (213) 972-8000.
Diva Extravaganza. Diva style trunk show, exhibitors gift bags, door prize, raffle, and refreshments. Lucy Florence, 3351 W. 43rd St., L.A. (213) 718-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Challenge. Annual 5K/10K Walk/Run to fight Pancreatic Cancer. Veterans’ Administration Grounds, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 a.m. $30 pre-registration. (310) 828-4123 or LACancerChallenge.com.
UniverSoul Circus. 15 years of joy, happiness, and laughter under the Big Top. Hollywood Park, Inglewood. Tickets: tickemaster.com or universoulcircus.com.
Ovation Awards. 2008 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Ceremony, the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Calif. State Univ., 5151 State Univ. Dr., L.A. 7:30 p.m. (213) 614-0556, xt. 40.
October 2 - November 9
Play. No Place To Be Somebody, a 20th century classic and Pulitzer Prize winning play by Charles Gordone. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 3 p.m. $20. (323) 960-4443.
Algebra Enrichment. Program for youth in grades 7-10 will include algebra instruction, tutoring pre-algebra, skills assessments and building. Tom Bradley Youth & Family Ctr., 5213 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Mon-Thurs., 4-6 p.m. (323) 300-6077.
CAHSEE Prep. Program for youth ages 17-19 yrs. to help students prepare for the California High School Exit Exam. Tom Bradley Youth & Family Ctr., 5213 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Tues.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m. (323) 300-6077.
Revival. 24-Hour Prayer Tower Holiness Church Outreach Ministries International holds revivals nightly at 7:30 p.m. 633 W. Manchester Ave., L.A. (323) 450-5325.
Afrikan History. Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn’s Afrikan World Civilizations class. With this new day and new energy you can start to see the community with different eyes and learn important information that has been kept from you. KAOS Network, Leimert Blvd. & 43rd St., L.A. 7-9 p.m. $15-class. DrKwaku.com.